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Spring Class Session at cone 10 studios

Spring session classes at cone 10 studios begin April 7, 2014.  We offer beginning and special topic classes in wheel thrown pottery, handbuilding and sculpture techniques, pitfiring workshops and one-time Wednesday and Saturday workshops.


cone 10 studios offers instruction in a small class environment providing each student individual interaction with their instructor, open studio time for student work and high fire reduction firing. Course fees include glaze and firing. Clay and tools are extra except where indicated. Fees: $35-$225


Your deposit reserves your place in class. To register, call cone 10 studios at 843-853-3345, or fill out the online registration form and mail fee to:
cone 10 studios
1080-B Morrison Drive
Charleston, SC 29403

Class Descriptions

Beginning Wheel Throwing and Introduction to Clay

with Miyako Fujiwara and Bob Meddick

Wednesdays, 10:00-12:30

April 9 – May 14, fee $200 (includes clay)

Thursdays, 6-8:30pm April 10 – May 15, fee $200 (includes clay)

with Miyako Fujiwara and Anne John

This class will cover methods of centering clay and throwing cylinder and bowl forms such as mugs, cups and bowls and fundamentals of hand building techniques. Students will learn how to finish their pots through trimming, decorating and glazing.


Exploring Mugs and Cups **FULL**

with Stacy Shepanek

Mondays, 5:30-8:00pm

April 7 – May 12, fee $200

We will create drinking vessels on the potters wheel, including throwing and trimming techniques.  We will explore various handle forms and applications. For more seasoned students this is an opportunity to refine many skills including surface decoration and creating multiples.

This class is open to anyone who feels comfortable centering and creating a small cylinder.




Rimshots and Footwork
with Ruth Ballou

Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm

April 8 – May 13, $200

A hands-on intensive exploration of rim and foot design as it relates to functional and beautiful pots, this class will focus on the bowl form and build on and refine skills learned in beginning ceramics. Prerequisite: Beginning Class


with Holly Benton

Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:30pm

April 8 – May 13, fee $200(includes clay)

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm with Holly Benton

April 10 – May 15, fee $200(includes clay)

This class focuses on key handbuilding techniques including pinch, coil, and slab construction, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing. Instructor provides individual guidance for all levels of experience. Experienced potters may pursue independent projects. All skill levels welcome.


Pitfire Workshop

with Holly Benton, fee $95

Saturday, April 12, 10:00-12:30pm and April 26, 10:00 – 1:00

Wednesday, April 16, 10:00-12:00pm and April 30, 10:00 – 1:00

Explore the ancient technique of pit firing. We will talk about primitive glazing techniques and terra sigillata. We will construct pieces suited to pit firing in the first weekend and fire on the second weekend.



Children’s Class (4 Weeks)

with Celia Cerasoli

Mondays, 3:30-5pm

April 7 – April 28, fee $150

Students will learn the art of handbuilding while making fun projects in clay, using pinch and slab methods, and molds.

Ages 5-8.


Saturday Clay Clinics- Hand Built Trays

with Holly Benton

Saturday 10:30 – 12:00

April 19 or May 3, fee $35

Enjoy a relaxing, creative morning playing with basic handbuilding techniques. Create a tray with just your hands and basic tools. This workshop is designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. More experienced participants are guided by the instructor depending on interests and level. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. All levels welcome.

Wednesday Clay Clinics- Hand Built Kiln Gods/Fun Creatures

with Holly Benton

Fridays 5:30 – 7:00

April 16 or May 7, fee $35

Enjoy a creative evening playing with basic handbuilding techniques.  We will make kiln gods which are fantastical beings who protect a firing.  It’s an excellent way to distress from the day by letting your imagination run wild. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. All levels welcome.







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